Donations are in need! Since we had to postpone our largest fundraiser (The Great Egg Hunt), cancel our school field trips, Capen Hill Science and Nature Camp, environmental hikes, birthday parties, and much more, our funds are extremely low. We feed, clean, and water over 30 animals every day in our visitor center. The food is costly. We also need to pay our utilities and a small staff to keep afloat (and who are caring for the animals and paying for much of the supplies themselves). Please help us out with any donation which is tax-deductible. No donation is too small. The visitor center is closed however the trails are still open to hike and erase the stress of this crazy time. Most important of all is please STAY WELL!
Capen Hill Science and Nature Camp:
We are sorry to announce we are canceling our Science and Nature Camp this year due to Covid 19. We have decided to keep the children and staff safe and young children would have a hard time with social distancing. This was not an easy decision to make since we have never canceled since the start of the program in the early 80’s. We will miss everyone but don’t forget to sign up for next year’s camp. We will hopefully see you then. Don’t forget our trails are open, small groups, and social distancing is encouraged. Keep dogs on a leash and we have 2 doggie centers so you can clean up after your pet. The visitor center is closed until safe to open. Stay Well!
Welcome to Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary. We
are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
We are an 86 acre green space located in Charlton, MA. We have trails open from dawn until dusk and a visitor center that houses a library, mineral collection, live animals, and gift shop. The sanctuary is free of charge for you to enjoy. Our main mission is preservation and environmental education. We host many programs and a great summer nature and science camp.
We are an 86 acre green space located in Charlton, Come see our trails and visitor center that houses a library, mineral collection, live animals, and gift shop.
Capen Hill is a registered non-profit. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way!
Capen Hill offers a variety of Educational Programs!
Animals can be sponsored through this website. $25 per month is all it takes!
Enjoy the benefits of belonging to one of the leading Central Massachusetts’s nature sanctuaries.
Open from dawn until dusk.